As I’ve mentioned before, I live close to a ‘red zone’ in Christchurch. A red zone is an area that got totally munted in the earthquake of 2011, and the land was deemed uneconomic to remediate and rebuild on, so all the homes there got demolished and removed. Much of the red zone is by the Avon River, so we have ended up with cleared land and unused roads alongside it. Whilst it is a tragedy that people lost their homes, we now have beautiful areas that have been given over to recreation, long and short term projects, and community initiatives. I often walk the long way around the river to the supermarket with a small backpack on, if I’m only intending to purchase a few items, because it’s a lovely walk. I thought I would make this blog a pictorial about that walk.
The route alongside the river on unused road and footpath. They’re not maintained by the Council, but still seem to be holding up quite well.
I’d love to see pictorials of other people’s local areas. I’ll do a few more amongst my blogs here and there, too, that aren’t all red zone 🙂 Maybe I’ll learn how to take better pictures, as well – lol!